Date: Saturday, July 8
Time: 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. BST
Moreno vs. Pantoja cagewalks (approx): 11.30 p.m. ET / 4.30 a.m. BST
TV : U.S.: ESPN+ PPV UK: BT Sport Austria, Germany and Italy: DAZN
Place : The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-views with UFC 290, which takes place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena inside Las Vegas. It features two championship fights.
One of the main events features a title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Brandon Moreno. Moreno has been on a bit of a hot streak, having won the flyweight title three years in a row.
Volkanovski will be looking to continue his reign as the champion while Moreno will be trying to establish some consistency in his division.
In the main event, Volkanovski will be facing off against Yair Rodriguez. Rodriguez is coming off of a victory over Josh Emmett, which earned him an interim title shot.
Moreno is trying to make a name for himself in his rivalry with Alexandre Pantoja, who he has faced twice. In both instances, Pantoja was able to get the win. Their fight on The Ultimate Fighter was an exhibition, and it added to the intrigue of their rematch.
Alexander Volkanovski Record And Bio :
- Nationality: Australian
- Date of birth: September 29, 1988
- Height: 5′ 6″
- Reach: 71″
- Total fights: 27
- Record: 27-2-0 (12 KOs)
Yair Rodriguez Record And Bio :
- Nationality: Mexican
- Date of birth: October 6, 1992
- Height: 5′ 11″
- Reach: 71″
- Total fights: 19
- Record: 15-3-1 (5 KOs)
UFC 290 Full Fight Card :
- Alexander Volkanovski vs. Yair Rodriguez; For Volaknovski’s UFC featherweight title
- Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja; For Moreno’s UFC flyweight title
- Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus du Plessis; Middleweight
- Jalin Turner vs Dan Hooker; Lightweight
- Bo Nickal vs Tresean Gore; Middleweight
- Robbie Lawler vs. Niko Price; Welterweight
- Yazmin Jauregui vs. Denise Gomes; Women’s strawweight
- Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield; Light heavyweight
Early preliminary card
- Vitor Petrino vs. Marcin Prachnio; Light heavyweight
- Cameron Saaiman vs. Terrence Mitchell; Bantamweight
- Shannon Ross vs. Jesus Santos Aguilar; Flyweight
- Kamuela Kirk vs. Esteban Ribovics; Lightweight